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Satay Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

Chicken and vegetable stir-fry's are an easy weeknight meal that you can feel good about serving to your family. I have kids that love to eat around the vegetables, but have hope that someday they will love broccoli like me! I have many favorites, and each has a unique sauce. This one is a fun combination of peanut butter and coconut milk. The flavors are very family friendly and will be a bit hit with your kiddos!


Satay Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Serves 6

1 (14-oz.) can coconut milk (light is fine)

1/3 cup peanut butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

salt and pepper

2 cups frozen stir-fry vegetables

1/2 cup frozen peas

4 cups hot cooked rice or ramen noodles

For the sauce, in a bowl whisk together coconut milk, peanut butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, ginger, and crushed red pepper. In a large skillet, heat to medium high. Add some vegetable or olive oil, then add chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook and stir for about 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink. Add vegetables and cook and stir for 5 more minutes. Add sauce; heat through. Serve over rice or ramen noodles.


Step-by-step tutorial:

Gather your ingredients. You will need chicken, peanut butter, coconut milk, frozen vegetables, ginger, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper, and either rice or ramen.

In a mixing bowl, add 1 (14-oz.) can coconut milk and 1/3 cup peanut butter.

Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper. Whisk to combine. Set aside.

Heat a large skillet with oil to medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces and salt and pepper. Cook and stir for 5-7 minutes until the chicken is no longer pink and starting to brown.

Add the frozen vegetables (desired amount - I use a bag of stir-fry veggies and 1/2 cup frozen peas). Cook and stir for another 5 minutes or until vegetables are heated through.

Pour in the satay sauce. Stir to combine.

Let simmer until thickened. You can add a slurry of cornstarch and water if you want it a little thicker. (Depends on the moisture from the vegetables.)

Serve over cooked rice or cooked ramen noodles. It will quickly become a regular in your family rotation! So easy, and very yummy!

Recipe Source: Shanna's recipe box

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